Talking to newpersons on the sidelines of inauguration of Indo-US leadership programme at the Infosys campus here, he said, "there is demand for senior faculty members in various engineering institutions within the country and it is necessary to give such a training to the present faculty members for effective teaching and learning." PANIIT India, an umbrella alumni organisation of all the seven IITs, as part of its nation-building objectives has partnered with Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) today began an eight-week Engineering Faculty Leadership Programme.
This 'train the trainer' programme was the outcome of collaboration between leading US and Indian universities and is being held under the aegis of Infosys.
Speaking on the occasion Krishna Vedula, Professor and Dean, Emeritus University of Massachusetts and Executive Director of IUCEE said that under the initiative, faculty experts from renowned institutions from the US would be train Indian senior faculty by using latest tools of effective teaching and learning. The Indian faculty in turn would take the lead and conduct similar training workshops for junior engineering faculty in their respective regions and colleges in fundamentals and content.
Ashok Kalbag, Secretary General, PANIIT, said during the preceding conference held in 2006 held in Mumbai, one of the key action items called for IITs and 'IITians' was to contribute to nation building by assisting in improvement of the quality of engineering education throughout the country.
"Thus born the idea of collaborating with American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) along with academic and business leaders from leading US and Indian universities to from IUCEE and today it has become an active engagement of PANIIT," he said.